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Last Christmas my brother photographed almost the entire stock of Georgian/Regency property in the city centre. There are hundreds of images,all high res(average nearly 5mb) so they are a bit slow to load. I'll try and upload as many as i can in the next few months. If anyone can add stuff ,especially from outside the city centre that would be excellent.
 

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Fantastic, a bit large (!!!) for my screen, but look forward to seeing more mate :cheers:
 

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Lord Nelson st,(to be confused with Nelson st in China Town) Tucked away off Lime st, this terrace is often overlooked. Built around 1810, about the same time as nearby Seymour Terrace. A very good restoration was carried out on this about 5 years ago.
 

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This house lies at the flyover end of Dale st,at the junction with Trueman St.It has been described as the best Georgian house in the city centre. Not sure i agree, but it's certainly the biggest, one of less than a dozen 4 storeyed Georgian houses in town(excluding Gambier Terrace) It was built in the 1790's.
 

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Here's a brief introduction to the existing Georgian/Regency architecture in the city centre, with an emphasis on residential properties. There are about 600 houses in the city centre/Canning area which can loosley categorized as Georgian. Most of these date from 1830-1845 and are concentrated in the Canning area. Another 200 or so date from 1790 to 1830 and are spread across the city centre. Less than 100 are are pre -1790, or to use the official criteria Georgian proper as opposed to Regency 1790-1840. The Georgian housing stock has been considerably depleted in the last 50 years, around 400 houses have lost, mostly to the development of the Univesity but not exclusively so by any means. About a decade ago the Georgian Group published a pamphlet on the continuned destruction of the city's Georgian heritage, titled 'The agony of Georgian Liverpool' since then a further 70 properties have been lost. Scores more are under threat, not just in the city centre but in Everton rd and Shaw st Everton. Liverpool's Georgian legacy can't be compared with the likes of Bath,Edinburgh, London or Dublin, not even Brighton or Bristol. The city does have quite a large stock but with a few exceptions(some of Rodney st and Mount Pleasant ,Gambier Terrace and Percy st) most are quite modest. Never the less , the city still has the best inheritance of all the major core cities(bristol excepted) by a long way. This thread is probably for people who already have some knowledge or interest in this period/style of architecture. A lot of the images are close-ups, showing the details around doors and windows, and ironwork. Some clues to dating Liverpool Georgian. Like most provincial cities(certainly in the north) liverpool lagged behind London ,architecturally 10-20 years. Types of adornment that had gone out fashion in London and the south often persisted in Liverpool and other provincial cities for another 20 years. Architectural details: the keystone, the keystone only appears on a handful of properties, it had largely gone out of fashion by 1770 and is extemely rare after that date. Balconies: The earliest balconies in Liverpool appear in about 1810-1820(Great George's Square) Likewise porticoes, the earlist 1816 or thereabouts(the house on the corner of Parr st and Colquit st,Abercomby sq slightly later) Pedimented doorcases: Very rare after about 1815. I'll add more info as more images are uploaded.
 

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I think when a surface is covered over such buildings like the one above it is scandalous. Isn't the building on the corner of Shaw St and Islington, which is a chemist covered in such a manner?
 

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^^^^Not sure what you mean. Are you talking about the demolition of that terrace of 4 Georgian houses on Shaw st a few years ago....to wait for it..to be replaced by a Chemist's shop, if so i agree. The Islington area has lost some great Georgian houses in the last 30 years. 3 or 4 years ago two house dating from the 1780's were demolshed on St Anne st. The area between Islington and London rd had some fine houses up until the mid seventies(Devon st etc) most of what remains now have been completely disfigured.
 

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Just down the road by Stanley Road lies a derelict row of Georgian terraces (although some are actually occupied). I remember when Boundary Street had a row of Georgian terraces demolished in the mid 80's. My gran told me that one used to be occupied by a notorious dentist.
 

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Wow, what a brilliant thread.
 

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Just down the road by Stanley Road lies a derelict row of Georgian terraces (although some are actually occupied). I remember when Boundary Street had a row of Georgian terraces demolished in the mid 80's. My gran told me that one used to be occupied by a notorious dentist.
:lol:That's strange, Great Mersey st it is..and i had a tooth out there in about 1974, i was only 12 ,it put me off the dentist for nearly 20 years. It's a good little terrace,built in 1817, i'll try and root out some pics.
 
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